Community Engagement Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Balkh Full Time 260
Date Posted:Feb 23, 2021
Closing Date:Mar 7, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General management
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About CARE International in Afghanistan:


CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need.

Job Summary:


  • Overall responsible for planning and implementation of the community-based intervention of the project including both Community Based Health Care (CBHC) and community based Social Behavior Change (SBC) activities at the city level
  • Supervise community based engagement team including CHW Trainers, Community Health Supervisors and community mobilizers at the related city level
  •  With support from Community Engagement Team from Kabul, build capacity of the city level community engagement team in all the relevant work areas
  • Lead the design of an effective system for establishment uCHW health post, health post Shuras, health facility shura and family health action groups(FHAGs) as per the related city context 
  • Lead design of the community based SBC approaches and intervention, based on the contextual environment of the related city 
  • Developing and adapting reporting system form health Shuras, health post and midwife post base on requirement of UHI project and MoPH
  • Participate in all the provincial level meetings related to community based health care, health promotion and other related areas  
  • Strengthening coordination with CBHC department at provincial level for urban health services 
  • Conduction of the supportive supervision and monitoring visits to each target areas of the city with focus on community engagement activities
  • Supervise direct reporting staffs to optimize the quality and efficiency of their outputs and to maintain a high degree of satisfaction with their job and personal development
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the local authorities, UHI partners and collaborating agencies to ensure optimize project sustainability and quality

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Reports to: City Manager and technically responsible to CETL  
  • Collaborates with: Urban health Initiative (UHI) partner and PPHDs
  • Actively contributes to UHI team Meetings and partners, to ensure that the project interventions are implemented in effective and efficient manner and the project goal and objectives are met 


  • Implementation 
  • Ensure project management planning and implementation process related to community engagement are well implemented to meet the project requirements 
  • Address the various needs of vulnerable communities, mothers and child health, concerns, and expectations of the stakeholders through effective design and implementation of the community engagement health interventions
  • Contribute to development of new initiatives in the areas of CBHC and community based SBC to ensure UHI and CARE strategic objectives are achieved.

Stakeholder management:

  • Ensure project stakeholders expectation are well identified, analyzed and managed during implementation project life cycle 
  • Stakeholder engagement is well managed by regular and professional communication to ensure their expectations are met and any issues raises are timely addressed  
  • Project stakeholders are we informed of the project progress through regular meeting, updates, reports and other means of communication.
  • Supervision and Support Community Mobilizer, Health Education officer and community health Officer  
  • Supervise the activities of the community engagement team at city level including community Mobilizer, Community Health Supervisor and CHW trainers 
  • Regular support to CM, CHS and CHW Trainers to enable them to conduct community mapping, collect data on perinatal health indicators and to generate reports as per their JDs and to provide feedback to communities 
  • Contribute and support for establishment uCHW health post in coordination of communities elder and leaders base on their needs  
  • Other relevant tasks
  • Support project planning and implementation interventions at the targeted communities
  • Generate monthly and quarterly report as per the format provided by UHI and Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of Afghanistan
  • Collect and check the relevant data from the HEO, CHO, and CM and submit it to supervisors 
  • Participate in the project team meetings to ensure that the project interventions are implemented as per the project plan
  • Assists city manager and community engagement team leader on planning, implementation and reporting and other relevant tasks as needed 

Job Requirement:


Core Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Able to listen well, accurately communicate ideas, and to work well in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a range of individuals and groups
  • Work enthusiastically and with patient
  • Culturally flexibility and respect multi-cultural environment

Skills and Experience:

  • Deep knowledge of the community base health services
  • Excellent training and facilitation and community mobilization skills
  • Having a deep knowledge of Afghan traditions and cultural norms
  • Ability and willingness to work at the communities
  • Excellent spoken /written Dari, Pushto and English
  • More than three years’ relevant experience on Afghanistan health system specially at community base health care  
  • Ability to review and monitor activity and record outcomes and learning
  • Computer skill (Microsoft office) is required

Education and working experience

  • Degree in medicine, midwifery, nursing or public health from a recognized university
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working with community specially on community base health care and social behavior change

Languages Skills:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Dari and Pashtu is a requirement. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Balkh

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should submit their completed CARE standard job application forms (CARE application form is attached) along with the updated resumes and letters of interest to CARE HRD department in its Kabul Main-Office or Balkh Sub Office no later than March 07, 2021, candidates who have access to the Internet can send their applications to mentioning the exact job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

You are requested to send your application form along with the updated resume and letters of interest in Word or PDF file. Please do not email us heavy sized files such as your certificates, recommendation letters etc. THOSE WHO DO NOT FULFILL THE APPLYING REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLIST. Only short listed candidates will be contacted with, and called for the interview. The interview dates, time and place will be determined and communicated with the short listed candidates sooner after the deadline of vacancy announcement.

Submission Email:


CARE Application Form 2020 (1).doc